Chapter Notes Jesus Christ is both truly divine and truly human at the same time—true God and true man. The Word of God is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the most complete expression of God’s word. When Jesus taught the New Commandment, he called us to love one another in the same way that he loves us.
Chapter Notes The major theme of John’s Gospel is that Jesus Christ is the Word of God who became a human being and lived among us. The word gospel means “good news”. A parable is a short story or message. The major theme of Matthew’s Gospel is that Jesus fulfills the promises that God made to his people in the Old Testament.
Chapter Notes Jesus Christ came to proclaim the good news to everyone, especially those who were poor, hungry, sick, lonely, homeless, or treated unfairly. The Gospels of Mark, Luke, and Matthew, which present the good news of Jesus from a similar point of view, are known as the synoptic Gospels. The Incarnation is the truth that the Son of God, the second Person of the Blessed Trinity, became man and lived among us.
Chapter Notes The word synoptic means “a viewing together. The Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke are known as the synoptic gospels. The Gospels are found in the New Testament in the bible. The Word of God is the Son of God, the most complete expression of God’s word.
Chapter Notes The Gospel of Luke emphasizes Jesus’ concern for all human beings. The Gospel of John explains that Jesus Christ is the Word of God who became a human being and lived among us. The Gospel of Matthew highlights Jesus’ Jewish heritage. The Gospel of Mark portrays Jesus as one who suffers with humanity and shares God’s love with humankind
Chapter Notes In Matthew’s Gospel, because Jesus teaches people how to follow God’s laws in the Sermon On the Mount, Jesus is shown to be a “new Moses.” The parables about the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son are parables about God’s love and forgiveness toward humankind.
Curriculum Facts The bible is used by Catholics which contains seven other canonical books called deuterocanonical books. They are as follows: 1. Tobit 2. Judith 3. 1 Maccabees 4. 2 Maccabees 5. Wisdom 6. Sirach 7. Baruch The Bible, especially the New Testament, is to be studied, prayed and lived.
Curriculum Facts The scripture scholars offer some insights regarding the author, date of writing and the audience for who each of the four gospels were addressed. 1. Matthew- an apostle of Jesus, is the author of one of the four Gospels written possibly between 80 and 90 AD to a Jewish- Christian audience. 2. Mark- is thought to have been Peter’s interpreter/ translator and co-worker, Mark wrote his Gospel in the mid or late 60’s AD probably to the Christians in Rome. 3. Luke- was a physician, Paul’s companion and collaborator; he wrote a gospel between 80-85 AD to a varied audience in the rather large city of Syrian Antioch; Luke is also the author of the Acts of the Apostles. 4. John- an apostle of Jesus, wrote a Gospel between 90 and 100 AD probably in Ephesus, a part of present day Turkey; the audience for whom this Gospel was written was probably the followers of John who formed Christian communities and other Christians of the time.